On July 3 536200 block Bitcoin Gold was transferred to the modified algorithm Equihash-BTG, not supported by classic ASIC-miners. The developers of bitcoin has announced on the official blog.

Thus, the project promotes one of his main ideas, namely, to avoiding ASIC mining.

We’re thrilled to report that the Network Upgrade has been a success!

New Equihash-BTG PoW and the DAA working as expected.https://t.co/Dp2efLkz3G pic.twitter.com/HtL6xyOcKR

— Bitcoin Gold [BTG] (@bitcoingold) July 4, 2018.

“The network upgrade was successful! New Equihash-BTG PoW and DAA are working as expected”, — stated in the official Twitter team BTG.

According to the developers, the new algorithm includes personalization, which makes it difficult to redirect the hashing power markets through the hashing capacity that ensures greater network security.

Also during hard forks were added improved algorithm for the correction of complexity (LWMA), which will allow the blockchain BTG to work faster, providing a more steady stream of units.

Recall that in early June, the team Bitcoin Gold stated that the network upgrade will make the cryptocurrency less vulnerable to various hacker attacks. In may unknown miner “attack 51%” on the network BTG kidnapped from the exchanges about 388 thousand coins.